RemodelingCentral Launches Home Valuation and Remodeling Guidelines

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New Home Valuation Tool by RemodelingCentral Allows Consumers to Get Accurate Home Values

”RemodelingCentral just has a ton of great ideas thanks to our writers and contributors, and this is just one more facet that is going to make this one of the best new tools for homeowners.

Homeowners often are led astray as to what will give the most return on an investment. RemodelingCentral’s new home valuation and remodeling guidelines aims to change how homeowners look at investments and show them exactly what they can do to bring in the most value upon resale of their homes. This new feature will be added to the front page to give homeowners contemplating a remodel a better sense of what projects they should start this remodeling season.

To get started, all visitors need to input is the address of the home, including zip code, and click “Start Here.” The widget will come back with the home’s valuation results, including the “Zestimate,” or worth of the property. It will also give the price range of the home, whether it is low or high for the neighborhood, and also provide multiple tips on what can be done to improve home valuation. The ideas may include kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, fixing landscape issues, or adding outdoor living areas, such as a deck or exterior kitchen center. There are plenty of renovation ideas to find through RemodelingCentral to get started and finish one of these projects.

The next part is the guide. The results on this page will list several project ideas and a guide for how to increase the value with each project. For example, the results page may list “minor kitchen remodel,” which offers a return of 72.8 percent, and then lists how property owners can change cabinetry, countertops, doors, drawers, appliances and flooring to bring up property’s value. It’s important that visitors read through every aspect in the guide and compare to current home improvement needs. These are just ideas for property owners and appraisers to see what can be done in a kitchen or other area of the home for price improvement. In some cases, if there have already been improvements made to parts of the home, one of the other projects can be used as a guide to add more value.

Remodeling Central’s creator Paul Drago thought of the idea after talking to a friend who didn’t know whether adding an outdoor kitchen was worth the cost. While the “Zestimate” from Zillow can tell her the value of her home, it can’t really give her the value of each project in relationship to the current price range of her home in her neighborhood.

”That was essentially how the home valuation widget was introduced. I knew that there should be a place for my friend to look up how that project and other projects would affect the value of her property,” Drago said.

While the widget is still in testing as new features and content is being added to ensure its success, the new feature will be released along with the guidelines in coming weeks. Visitors to the site will be able to find Zestimates for any home and also consider different scale of projects, meaning that a homeowner can see how a minor kitchen remodel will compare to a major kitchen remodel on the value of a home—allowing them to decide which one is more beneficial.

RemodelingCentral just has a ton of great ideas thanks to our writers and contributors, and this is just one more facet that is going to make this one of the best new tools for homeowners,” said Drago.

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